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On October 5, 1973.

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On October 5, 1973, “DJM” label released “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, the seventh Elton John’s studio album.  It was recorded in May 1973, at the “Château d’Hérouville, in France, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. The album included the singles “Candle in the Wind”,”Bennie and the Jets”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”, and became one of John’s  most commercial albums, being sold in more than 30 million copies worldwide. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is ranked No. 91 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of “500 Greatest albums of all time” and was inducted in to the “Grammy Hall of Fame” in 2003.

Personnel:

  • Elton John– vocals, piano, electric piano, organ, Farfisa organ, mellotron, Leslie piano
  • Dee Murray– bass
  • Davey Johnstone– acoustic, electric, Leslie, slide and steel guitars, banjo
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, congas, tambourine
  • Ray Cooper– tambourine
  • Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson – backing vocals
  • Del Newman[– orchestral arrangement
  • Leroy Gómez– saxophone solo
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer
  • Kiki Dee– backing vocals

Track listing

All compositions by Elton John and Bernie Taupin except “Funeral for a Friend”, by Elton John.

  1. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle in the Wind
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. This Song Has no Title
  6. Grey Seal
  7. Jamaica Jerk-off
  8. I’ve Seen That Movie Too
  9. Sweet Painted Lady
  10. The Ballad of Danny Bailey
  11. Dirty Little Girl
  12. All the Girls Love Alice
  13. Your Sister Can’t Twist
  14. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  15. Roy Rogers
  16. Social Disease
  17. Harmony

 

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On June 6, 2006.

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On June 6, 2006, William Everett “Billy” Preston, died aged 59. Being excellent keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ, the Grammy-winning artist has collaborated with some of the greatest names in the modern music history, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. Preston also had a successful solo career, his best known songs include “That’s the way God planned it”, “Outa-Space”, “Will it go round in circles”, “Space race”, and “Nothing from nothing”.

On April 29, 1993.

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On April 29, 1983, Michael “Mick” Ronson died aged 47. Being guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, he is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of the Spiders from Mars. Ronson have worked with Ian Hunter. Morrissey, Van Morrison, Slaughter & The Dogs, The Wildhearts, The Rich Kids, Elton John, Johnny Cougar and T-Bone Burnett. Ronson also co-produced Lou Reed’s album “Transformer” and released several solo albums, “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” is his best known and most successful solo project.  In 2003 he was named the 64th greatest guitarist of all time by “Rolling Stone” and 41st in 2012 by the same magazine.

On March 30, 2013.

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On March 30, 2013, Phillip “Phil” Ramone died aged 79. South African born, lived and worked in US, he was recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer. In 1958, together with Jack Arnold he founded the recording studio “A & R Recording, Inc.” later became record company. Ramone is regarded as one of the most successful music producers ever, with 14 “Grammy” awards and cooperation with names such as Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Elton John and Paul McCartney. He is also known as producer of the first major commercial release on CD, Billy Joel’s 1982 album “52nd Street”.

A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

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“A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” is a concert video filmed in 2013 at the “MusiCares Person of the Year” ceremony to honor and pay tribute to musician Bruce Springsteen for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy. The ceremony was hosted by Jon Stewart and features performances by musicians who have long been fans and admirers of Springsteen’s body of work. Springsteen and the E Street Band concluded the ceremony with their own performance. The video is directed by Leon Knoles.

Track listing:

  1. Adam Raised a Cain – performed by Alabama Shakes
  2. Because the Night – performed by Patti Smith
  3. Atlantic City – performed by Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  4. American Land – performed by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys
  5. My City of Ruins – performed by Mavis Staples and Zac Brown
  6. I’m on Fire – performed by Mumford and Sons
  7. American Skin (41 Shots) -performed by Jackson Browne and Tom Morello
  8. My Hometown – performed by Emmylou Harris
  9. One Step Up – performed by Kenny Chesney
  10. Streets of Philadelphia – performed by Elton John
  11. Hungry Heart – performed by Juanes
  12. Tougher Than the Rest – performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  13. The Ghost of Tom Joad – performed by Jim James and Tom Morello
  14. Dancing in the Dark – performed by John Legend
  15. Lonesome Day – performed by Sting
  16. Born in the U.S.A. – performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  17. We Take Care of Our Own – performed by Bruce Springsteen  and the E Street Band
  18. Death to My Hometown – performed by Bruce Springsteen  and the E Street Band
  19. Thunder Road – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  20. Born to Run – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  21. Glory Days – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

The set is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital download through “Columbia” label.

 

ELTON JOHN: GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION BOX SET

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Originally released in 1973, the double album ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is one of the great albums in the Rock’n’Roll history. The new 40th anniversary limited edition box set comes as 4 CD / 1 DVD box set with a hardback book, the original recordings, a previously unavailable and the legendary concert at the London Hammersmith Odeon and new cover versions by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imedla May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.